Overview

Welcome to Create for a Cause, a dynamic event bridging the gap between non-profit organizations or women-owned businesses and talented designers to address critical design needs. This event aims to empower organizations with impactful design solutions that amplify their missions and drive positive change in their communities.

Non-profit organizations and women-owned businesses are invited to submit applications detailing their design needs for a product or service launch or upcoming event, such as branding, landing page development, marketing materials, or campaign strategies, up to $10,000 in value.

Type of work provided

Example: Creating the look and feel of an event. We would provide options for the event brand direction, the initial look and feel of posters or other signage, and provide all working files for the selectee to continue building out their own promotional material.

Ross Creative Works (RCW) will provide initial artwork and master artwork files for the selected business/organization to use and implement throughout the campaign.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The non-profit or Woman Owned Business must be available August 22-29 for virtual or in-person meetings and calls. There will be a kickoff call or meeting on Aug 22 to start the project, a few check-ins during the week, and a final call or meeting to wrap the project on August 29.
  • You must be a Non-profit operating in Illinois OR a Women Owned Businesses operating in Illinois doing $250k-$2m in revenue.

  • Preference may be given to organizations that incorporate sustainability principles into their operations and initiatives.
  • Non-profit organizations must be legally registered and in good standing with relevant authorities.
  • Women Owned Businesses must be legally registered as a business in the state of Illinois and in good standing with relevant authorities.

  • Demonstrate a track record of positive impact or potential for significant impact within the community or target population.

  • Show evidence of how the grant will be utilized to advance the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Organizations should be willing to collaborate with our agency to co-create solutions, such as attending meetings and providing feedback.

2024 Timeline

June 7: Application opens
July 14: Application closes at 5 p.m. CST
July 26: Non-profit or Woman Owned Business chosen
August 22-29: Create for a Cause week

2024 Timeline

June 7: Application opens
July 14: Application closes at 5 p.m. CST
July 26: Non-profit or Woman Owned Business chosen
August 22-29: Create for a Cause week

Fill out the Application Below